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Over the years, Simlish speech and voice has been provided by a wide range of different actors, each giving their own style and charm to the Sims they voice.

The Sims[edit | edit source]

In The Sims, male Adult Sims are voiced by Stephen Kearin, while female adult voices are performed by Gerri Lawlor.[1] These two actors are the inventors of the Simlish language.[2][3] Sean O' Connor, Laurel McCarl Kapros, Paul Rausmussen, Melissa Burnside Roberts and Eli Sibley perform additional voices. In The Sims: Makin' Magic, Nikki Rapp makes her debut as the voice of Child Sims.[4]

The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 2 there is a wider range of voice actors, to accommodate the increased number of life stages.

  • Child Sims are, independently of their gender, voiced by Nikki Rapp.
  • Teen males are voiced by Jack Conte, and teen females are voiced by Thessaly Lerner. If The Sims 2: University is installed, they are also the voices of Young Adults.
  • Adults of each gender now have two separate voices, chosen automatically by the game upon the Sim's birth or creation in Create a Sim. The player cannot control which voice the Sim is given, though it is possible to change a Sim's voice using SimPE.[n 1] It is also possible for experienced players to identify the voice of their Sim in Create a Sim before they have confirmed their creation.[5] Gerri Lawlor and Stephen Kearin return, voicing female and male sims, respectively.[6] Stephen Kearin is also the voice of certain NPCs, such as ideal plantsim, Rod Humble, Unsavory Charlatan, and Bigfoot (NPC).[n 2] They are joined by Zoe Galvez, and Dave Boat, who voices certain NPCs such as the Genie and Bigfoot.
  • Elder voices are performed by Roger Jackson and Liz Mamorsky. Roger Jackson is also the voice of certain NPCs, such as the Therapist and Witch Doctor.
  • The Baby and Toddler Sims are performed by Donna LeTourneau. Donna LeTourneau also performs many NPC voices in the expansion packs, including Mrs. Crumplebottom.
  • In the Open for Business expansion pack, the mechanical-sounding voice of Servos is a heavily modified version of Stephen Kearin's voice.
  • The voice on the other end of a telephone call in The Sims 2 is always the same, regardless of that Sim's age, gender, or life state. The said voice is a modified version of Stephen Kearin's voice.
  • In The Sims 2, all adult male ghosts are voiced by Stephen Kearin, while all adult female ghosts are voiced by Gerri Lawlor, regardless of the voice they have when they are alive.
  • In Life Stories, all adult males are voiced by Stephen Kearin, while all adult females are voiced by Gerri Lawlor. Because the voices of Dave Boat and Zoe Galvez don't exist in Life Stories, changing the hexadecimal code will not change the voice the Sim has as an adult.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The voice type appears as a hexadecimal code in the Sim Browser's "Other" tab. This can be edited, but players should be cautious about doing so. It is safer to copy the code from another Sim that has the voice you want, and replace the old code with the code from the other Sim.
  2. All in-game Bigfoots are voiced by Dave Boat, with the exception of the NPC Bigfoot who is voiced by Stephen Kearin. If the player summons a Bigfoot using cheats, he will also be voiced by Stephen Kearin - all summoned Bigfoots are just normal Sims with Bigfoot accessories. However it is possible to change the voice of a "real" Bigfoot with SimPE.

The Sims 3[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 3, for the first time players are able to choose their Sim's voice, and even alter the pitch. This voice stays consistent throughout the child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder life stages (Sims who are born in-game cannot have their voices changed). Unlike The Sims 2, the teen, young adult, adult, and elder life stages all use the same voice actors.

The player can choose between three different voices in Create a Sim for most life stages, but only two for children, and one for toddlers. Only two past voice actors return; Nikki Rapp and Donna LeTourneau. New voice actors include Khary Payton, Elisa Gabrielli, William Salyers, Georgina Cordova, Nicky Ralf, Will Blagrove, Becky Boxer, William Woff and Deborah Ben-Eliezer.

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The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 4, there are nine voice actors who voice Sims with Simlish.[7] Some of the voice actors in The Sims 4 include Cia Court, Scott Whyte,[8] Krizia Bajos,[9] and Jessica DiCicco.[10] Other voice actors include Hynden Walch, Taylor Parks, Arianna Ratner, Patrick Seitz, and Fred Tatasciore. Nikki Rapp, who has been a voice actor since The Sims: Makin' Magic, did not return in The Sims 4 at first,[11] but later returned in February 2016. In the Create-a-Sim, players can choose a voice for their sim. For child sims the choice is between sweet and warm voice, and for sims who are teens and older the choice is between sweet, melodic, lilted, clear, warm and brass voice. The player can adjust a sim's voice with a pitch-slider.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In several standalone games, there are mostly different voices. In The Sims: Castaway Stories, default The Sims 2 and The Sims voice is replaced with Deborah Ben-Eliezer (she later cast as Voice 3 Female in The Sims 3 and "The Sims Mobile") and in The Sims Medieval there are new voices: Laura Bailey, Olivia Hack, Julie Nathans, Gideon Emery, Christina Pucelli and others.
  • Patrick Seitz, a voice actor for The Sims 4, is very well known from anime and video game voice overs. Examples being Ragna the Bloodedge from the Blazblue Series, Franky from One Piece, Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat Series, Nyarlathotep from Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Nidai Nekomaru from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
  • In The Sims 3, due to the unique voices for babies and toddlers, children maintain voice#1 child and so on, but there's a chance that the voices change when a Sim is an imaginary friend[confirmation needed]. Voice#2 child and voice#3 male / female is only changed through Create a Sim.
  • Hynden Walch, a voice actress for The Sims 4, is the same voice actress for many cartoons including Princess Bubblegum in Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and Starfire from Teen Titans.
  • William Salyers, the voice actor for the Type A male voice in The Sims 3, is best known for his portrayal as Rigby the Raccoon in Cartoon Network's Regular Show.
  • Stephen Kearin voiced some of the Boov in the 2015 film Home.
  • Jack Conte, the voice actor for the teenage male in The Sims 2, is the co-founder of Patreon.
  • William Salyers and Deborah Ben-Eliezer, who provided the first and third voices for male and female Sims in The Sims 3 respectively, make a return in The Sims Mobile.
  • William Salyers and Becky Boxer, the latter of whom provided the first voice for female Sims in The Sims 3, voiced Sims in The Sims FreePlay.
  • In The Sims 4 the brothers Riley and Connor McDonough gave two type of voices.
  • Jessica Diccio has voiced many characters such as Lucy Loud from the Loud House.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Simlish Voice Video (from The Sims 1)". YouTube. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  2. "Stephen Kearin". IMDb. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  3. "Gerri Lawlor". IMDb. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  4. "The Sims™ 3 - Producenci odpowiadają #7". YouTube. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  5. "Mod The Sims - Voices - Are you able to change them?". ModTheSims. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  6. "The Sims 2 (Video Game 2004)". IMDb. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  7. Sims: The Official Magazine - Issue 6, "Starting with only three voice actors in the earlier games, The Sims voice team has now tripled to nine different actors."
  8. The Sims 4: Cia Court & Scott Whyte (Voice Actors) on SimsVIP
  9. Krizia Bajos: New Voice Actress for The Sims 4 on SimsVIP
  10. Jessica DiCicco: New Voice Actress for The Sims 4 on SimsVIP
  11. Nicki Rapp (Voice Actor) Says Goodbye to The Sims on SimsVIP